A CDE Definition
A full-featured 2-D CADD program for Windows from General CADD Products, Inc., Cherry Valley, NY (www.generalcadd.com). Introduced in 2002, General CADD Pro was modeled after the popular, DOS-based Generic CADD, which was discontinued by Autodesk in 1997. Although rewritten with many enhancements, General CADD supports all Generic CADD drawings, commands, macros and other components without modification. See Generic CADD.
An earlier popular and full-featured 2-D CADD package for DOS. Developed in the mid-1980s, it offered levels for beginner, intermediate and advanced users. Originally developed by Generic Software, Bothell, WA, Generic CADD was acquired by Autodesk in 1989 (www.autodesk.com). When Autodesk discontinued the product in 1997, it encouraged users to switch to AutoCAD LT. See General CADD.
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